First sentence: "Of the whale, properly so called, there are no fewer than seven different kinds; all distinguished from each other by their external figure, or internal conformation."
Includes 40 woodcuts
Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections, Bourke Collection: one of 3 titles bound together, in a set of 3 volumes. The above is from Volume III, bound in with A Natural history of reptiles, serpents, and insects and Day, a Pastoral in three parts; with binder's spine title: Fishes, Reptiles, Day, 1824. Numerous wood engravings by Thomas Bewick. 3/4 leather, marbled paper over boards